Funding for staff and alumni

Plymouth University staff

Fees and reductions for staff enrolling on Plymouth University undergraduate courses and taught postgraduate programmes are available.

Please refer to the intranet and the HR community under Policies and Procedures and under (F) in the A-Z guide.

All the relevant information can be found in the section: Guidance and Templates for sponsorship requests for professional or personal development.

Plymouth University and our partner colleges staff

Seale-Hayne Educational Trust Project Funding
The Seale-Hayne Educational Trust was established on 20 October 1999 having previously been known as the Seale-Hayne College Trust.
The aim of the Trust is to support higher education and research in agriculture, food and land use (and related disciplines at the discretion of the Trustees). This can include providing financial or other assistance for students undertaking specific activities related to their education, such as fieldwork for research projects.
The Trust welcomes applications from the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities.
The Trustees have funding available of approximately £50,000 per annum. Normally this is used to support a small number of projects each year, within Plymouth University and Partner Colleges. The funds granted range from a few hundred pounds to £15,000 or so, although proposals for longer term strategic funding can be considered. It is normally expected that this funding will be for pump-priming new activity: applications which demonstrate collaboration and interdisciplinary are particularly welcome.
The fund may also be used for matched funding purposes and the trustees are keen to see evidence of additional funding sources. In such circumstances the Trust will make a conditional grant, releasing funds on confirmation in writing from the other funders that the matching funds have been awarded.
Who is eligible?
Members (staff and students) of Plymouth University and its Partner Colleges. Staff applications should be supported by the signature of the line manager of the principal applicant. Applications by students must be supported by the relevant tutor or academic supervisor, who is required to take ultimate responsibility for the delivery of the project and its financial management.
Further information
Any further queries should be directed to the Trust Secretary, Professor Mick Fuller.

Plymouth University graduates 

Automatic Postgraduate Bursaries
A ten per cent alumni discretionary award is available in all faculties if you are:

  • a graduate of Plymouth University
  • enrolled on a full-time or part-time taught postgraduate programme on which a postgraduate fee is charged and no student loan is available
  • self-funded
  • part funded/sponsored the discount will apply to the self funded element of the tuition fee only.
Please note:

  • The award is not available from postgraduate to postgraduate programmes.
  • The following programmes are not covered by this postgraduate discount: PGCE programmes and Master of Architecture.
  • The award of ten per cent off the fees will be applied against the relevant fee in each year of study.
  • Students must have graduated with an honours degree, no award will be made for certificate or diploma graduates.